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How Brushing Your Teeth Will Help You Lose Weight - How To Brush Your Teeth

Updated on December 29, 2017
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Brush Those Teeth

Brush Your Teeth Lose Weight

Losing weight might be easier than you think. Eat fewer calories than your body requires in a day and you will lose weight. Of course there is a bit more to losing weight than just that but that is basically how it works.

You must have a calorie deficit. Now wouldn’t it be nice if it really was that easy. Most people that struggle with extra weight and are trying to lose weight have been brain washed by society to think a certain way that stops them from achieving their goals and desires.

For some it is just a matter of having willpower to get the job done and for others it can be something as serious as a health problem, lose the weight or else.

For anyone that does not have super human willpower which is probably most of us it helps to have different things you can do to help you along with your weight loss goal.

I am going to give you one more tool for your weight loss tool belt to help you. This one works wonders for me.

Brush your teeth immediately after you eat a meal or snack. Do you keep a tooth brush at work?

From my own experiences I know that there are times in the day when I will snack on food and I am not even hungry.

Brush Your Teeth at Least Twice a Day

Here is How it Works

One of those times I snack but I am not hungry is in the evening when I don’t have anything to do. Bored so I eat.

All of a sudden I am watching television and reaching for the chip bag while my wife reaches for the sweets. There are a couple things going on there.

Your watching television in the evening and you have created a habit for yourself where whenever you are sitting watching TV you start to want a snack whether you are hungry or not.

Second thing is that your body just gets used to having a snack at night and now you have a habit that just because it is the evening you want to snack.

That seems pretty simple to understand I think. So simple yet so damaging to your waist line hips and buttocks.

Do you agree? All that is going on is that you are creating habits for yourself.

What you want to do is recognize those habits and create new habits that will not put weight on your belly. Weight loss habits are the habits we want.

One excellent weight loss habit you can do to help you with this is to brush your teeth after every snack and meal.

Learn how to brush your teeth properly by watching this video

Creating a New Weight Loss Habit

When you brush your teeth you are sending a message to your subconscious that eating time is over.

So doesn’t it make sense to plant that seed in your brain that when you brush your teeth after every meal that snacking time is over?

The human body adapts to just about anything very quickly. The more you brush your teeth the more your brain will get used to the fact that after you eat you then brush your teeth and then you do not eat again until your next scheduled meal.

You will develop this habit in under 7 days guaranteed. Let’s face it, the more you brush your teeth you not only will be able to curb your over eating a lot easier and benefit from that by losing some excess weight but you will also have nice fresh breathe.

It’s all about habits and if you cannot just drop a bad habit then try to replace it with a good habit. It works believe me.

So go get yourself a new tooth brush and a nice new tube of the tastiest tooth paste you can find and start brushing after every meal. Get started today.

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How to Brush Your Teeth

Has anyone actually told you how to brush your teeth. Follow these tooth brushing instructions.

  • Wet tooth brush then add some tooth paste
  • Open your mouth placing tooth brush on your teeth at about a 45 degree angle
  • Move the brush up and down from your gums to the end of your teeth and back
  • Ensure you brush the outside of your teeth as well as the inside of your teeth
  • Make sure to brush on the chewing surfaces of the teeth
  • Rinse out mouth with water

Brush your teeth a few times a day to stop yourself from snacking

No excuse not to brush.
No excuse not to brush. | Source

© 2010 Grant Handford


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  • cmiller0161 profile image

    Claire Miller 

    5 years ago

    Interesting stuff! I don't want to lose weight, but I certainly want to stop snacking so much - it begins to hurt the bank balance what with being a student! Thanks for this!

  • Grant's World profile imageAUTHOR

    Grant Handford 

    6 years ago from Canada

    Rehana thanks. Chewing gum is a great idea. thanks for commenting.


  • Rehana Stormme profile image

    Rehana Stormme 

    6 years ago

    Nice hub! TV snacking can wreck havoc on your weight loss plans. Brushing your teeth does help prevent you from snacking. I suppose chewing gum would help too.

  • Grant's World profile imageAUTHOR

    Grant Handford 

    7 years ago from Canada

    Thanks for your comments everyone. Try brushing your teeth instead of snacking. You will lose weight.Easy peasy.

  • Tonipet profile image

    Tonette Fornillos 

    7 years ago from The City of Generals

    Amusing hub! I sure would be brushing my teeth more than thrice a day to get results. Nice idea. Thanks.

  • em_saenz profile image


    7 years ago from Europe

    I never thought about it that way before, but you have a point.

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    Easiest Way to Lose Weight 

    7 years ago

    When I read the title i was little surprised that how it will be possible then I read the article but find nothing brushing teeth means that we should stop eating it happen only at night but in morning brushing teeth means start eating............

  • backtangent profile image


    7 years ago

    :) Nice Idea..

  • Grant's World profile imageAUTHOR

    Grant Handford 

    7 years ago from Canada

    Ellarose good idea and thank you.

    Glemoh101 thanks very much.



  • Ellarose92 profile image


    7 years ago

    haha wow i shall bring a toothbrush everywhere with me!! good hub!

  • Glemoh101 profile image


    8 years ago

    This new information for me , thank you.

    Follow this hub to learn more about fat burning foods.

  • Grant's World profile imageAUTHOR

    Grant Handford 

    8 years ago from Canada

    omNaser chewing gum is a great idea. I chew gum all the time but never really thought of it that way.

    Yes cut out TV would be great.

    Thanks for commenting.


  • OmNaser profile image


    8 years ago from kuwait

    we should also chew a gum because our body used to chewing. I say cut TV habit in the evening because its fattening. And do something instead like walking a dog or any activity.

  • Grant's World profile imageAUTHOR

    Grant Handford 

    8 years ago from Canada

    Glad you enjoyed it midnightbliss

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    Haydee Anderson 

    8 years ago from Hermosa Beach

    this is interesting to know i must try brushing my teeth more often. thanks.

  • Grant's World profile imageAUTHOR

    Grant Handford 

    8 years ago from Canada

    thougtforce thank you I am glad you enjoyed this Hub.


  • thougtforce profile image

    Christina Lornemark 

    8 years ago from Sweden

    A great suggestion. The chip bag is tempting when you are sit in the sofa! I have tried to reduce snacking during the weeks, and this will help further. Thanks for this useful tips, you have made this hub very convincing!

  • Grant's World profile imageAUTHOR

    Grant Handford 

    8 years ago from Canada

    seolix thank you for letting others know that it really does work. It helps me quite a bit although some times I just don't care if I brushed my teeth ha-ha.

    barbergirl28 if you are a nibbler then this will work for you. I am a big nibbler and it helps me most nights.



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    Stacy Harris 

    8 years ago from Hemet, Ca

    As I was reading this I thought... man, I am sure going to be brushing my teeth alot. I am going to have to try this. I have a habit of mindless nibbling! Great hub and great advice! Thanks!

  • SEOLIX profile image


    8 years ago

    Interesting hub! I do agree brushing helps me forget about those cravings :)


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